A mountain bike orienteering training weekend is being held here in Canberra this weekend (17-18th February). The activities will be suitable for any riders who are interested in improving their MTBO skills, including beginner courses on each day.
Coaching will be provided by elite Finnish rider Konsta Vanhanen (pictured below). A member of the Finnish MTBO squad, Konsta has achieved 6th place at the European Championships, and 3rd place at JWMTBOC (get him to autograph your mapboard and you'll probably ride 10% faster).
The programme is as follows:
- Saturday 17th February, 9am-12pm. Bruce Ridge – MTBO exercises and skills improvement, multiple short loops, beginners welcome.
- Saturday 17th February, 5pm – 8pm. Indoor MTBO Workshop, Konsta will share his World Championship experience including technical, psychological, and training tips.
- Sunday 18th February, 9:30am -12pm. Sparrow Hill – MTBO exercises and techniques, mini course, includes a beginner course.
Try MTB Orienteering! Learn to navigate at higher speed!